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Strawberry (rhubarb) Shortcake Day

Mike discovered that today is National Strawberry Shortcake Day, so obviously I had to make strawberry shortcakes today. We also had some rhubarb sauce I’d made earlier in the week with rhubarb from Wilson’s....

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Cheater Lens

I’ve had the MIG welder out recently. It’s been a bit frustrating. I haven’t gotten a decent line in years now. The big problem is that I can’t see what I’m doing any more....

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Winter Projects

This package came from England the other day. So, what’s inside? The piece I was waiting for to finish off this winter’s projects: This is a new radiator from Cooling Experts. The Westfield uses...

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What We Did Last Summer

The other day I realized that we never uploaded the pictures from last summer’s microcar event. I finally fixed that. Here they are. Better late than never, I guess? Anyways, some nice pictures for...

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Rust

I have to say I don’t find the name of the Rust programming language very appealing after all of my time spent working on old cars. But several friends had told me I should...

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CNC

My toy for Christmas was a little CNC machine. A Genmitsu 3018. Seems pretty well built and easy to put together. Software is a bit of a hassle. It does come with a CD-ROM...

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Woody

VEX Robotics had a nice tribute to one of my favorite professors, Woody Flowers, who passed away recently. 2.70 was a great class. We all worked hard, but learned a lot, and had a...

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The Failing Railing

One of the posts holding the railing along the front steps has been getting pretty rusty. I was worried about it failing while someone was leaning on the railing. So I spent some time...

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Süleymaniye Mosque

After we walked along the land walls in Istanbul, we walked through the Fener neighborhood … … with this dog following us most of the way for some reason. We visited the Chora museum. It’s...

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Land Walls of Theodosius

Last weekend we were in Istanbul. It was an amazing experience, and I’ll probably have a couple of posts about it. But I want to start with what we did Sunday morning. We took...